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Julio Ricardo Varela

MSNBC Columnist

Julio Ricardo Varela is the founder of Latino Rebels and an award-winning journalist.

Julio Ricardo Varela is the founder of Latino Rebels and an award-winning journalist.

Latest from Julio Ricardo Varela

3d ago

The future of Latinidad in the U.S. is English

Being Latino is about so much more than speaking Spanish. Gatekeeping Latinidad is detrimental to many U.S. Latinos who struggle with the language.
22d ago

The forward-looking Mexico that Republicans dare not talk about

As Republicans disparage Mexico and talk of invasion, the country is moving ahead of the U.S. in terms of women's rights and political advancement.
33d ago

Why was Miami Mayor Francis Suarez ever in the race for president?

A mayor who won fewer than 44,000 total votes in two elections had no business ever running for president.
44d ago

‘Blue Beetle’ is the superhero movie that Latinos have been waiting for

“Blue Beetle,” the new summer blockbuster from the DC franchise starring Xolo Maridueña is a big moment for Latino representation in Hollywood.
50d ago

Latino Republicans voting to defund a national Latino museum feels like betrayal

Co-chairs of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus voted to defund the National Museum of the American Latino after criticizing an exhibit they say leans left.
95d ago

Ron DeSantis threatens worse border policies than Donald Trump

Ron DeSantis' “No Excuses” plan for the Mexican border suggests Donald Trump wasn't sufficiently harsh in carrying out his anti-immigration plan.
106d ago

This financial decision could haunt Cincinnati Reds rookie Elly De La Cruz

Cincinnati Reds rookie shortstop Elly De La Cruz is a client of Big League Advantage, which gives minor leaguers cash for a share future earnings.
115d ago

Ron DeSantis continues to use migrants as political props

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration arranged flights that carried migrants from Texas to Sacramento, California. Officials there are calling him out.
142d ago

Title 42 ended with Democrats' whimper

As the Trump-era Title 42 policy that restricted asylum seekers expired Thursday, this Biden official sounded like Republicans who detest immigration.
184d ago

Deadly migration center fire shuts down one of the GOP’s most dishonest claims

A deadly fire at a migrant center in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, demonstrates again, the inhumanity of U.S. immigration policy.
198d ago

Some MLB fans are too arrogant to see why Edwin Diaz took the mound for Puerto Rico

Edwin Díaz’s knee injury during the postgame field celebration after Puerto Rico’s win over the Dominican Republic will cause the Mets star to miss the season.